Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii & Herculaneum
up to 8 people
up to 20 people
8/9 Hours Tour
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Pompeii archeological site
  • Mt.Vesuvius Crater – GRANCONO
  • Panoramic view of Naples area
  • Herculaneum archeological site


ITINERARY:

Your tour begins inwith a 35-minute Minivan/Minibus ride to the Pompeii ruins.
Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Here you’ll discover the archeological excavations of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash when Mt. Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 AD.
It was a monumental natural disaster that killed thousands and entombed the city under ash.
Explore the grounds on this 90-minute guided tour of the excavated city as your guide talks about the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily life-their customs, buildings and cuisine; how they entertained, decorated and lived.
The eruption of Vesuvius preserved a moment in time more than 2,000 years ago, so that we may learn about the lives of the ancient Romans.
Pompeii before the eruption was known as a vacation community for high society.
It had a forum, amphitheater, gymnasium, shops and an aqueduct that delivered water for irrigation, fountains and private baths.
Some of the ruins are remarkably preserved with elaborately detailed mosaics and colorful frescoes decorating the interiors of wealthy homeowners’ villas.

After Pompeii we’ll dirve up to M.t Vesuvius,where at from the parking before the GRAN CONO you can walk up for about 30 minutes to reach the Crater and walked around.
Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as several other settlements.
The eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ashes and volcanic gases to a height of 33 km (21 mi), spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 6×105 cubic metres (7.8×105 cu yd) per second,]ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings.
More than 1,000 people died in the eruption, but exact numbers are unknown.
The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of two letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus.
Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years.
Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards violent, explosive eruptions of the Plinian type, making it the most densely populated volcanic region in the world.

The last archeological site we’ll visit is Herculaneum, was founded by the Greeks and was named after Hercules, the Greek god.
Later it became a Roman city, and in 79 A.D., it met its ultimate demise when Mt. Vesuvius erupted.
Herculaneum was buried under approximately 50 feet of mud and ash, and it stayed buried for more than 1,600 years until 1709 when sewage workers digging a well accidentally discovered it.
Today, only parts of the ancient city have been excavated, lying virtually underneath the modern cities of Ercolano and Portici.

Tour order may be reversed but all sites will be visited.

Our Rates

Include: Trasportation in a comfortable Mercedes van equiepped with double air-conditioning and refreshments,English or Spanish speaking driver,Highway tolls,car fuel and Parking.

Exclude: Entrance tickets, lunch and any eventual extras and gratuities. Archeological sites free for children under 18.

An authorized archeological guide is available for 120 € / 2hours – or full day 220 €

Every itinerary can be modified to fit any special need or request.

ALL TOURS WILL OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.